Arctic Cat Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced one of its most exciting Model Year lineups to date.
To fill a gap in the snowmobile industry, Arctic Cat is offering a 2021 lineup headlined by the true mid-size BLAST models, designed for both performance and value. The 2021 offering also has several new models and enhancements to existing vehicles.
Arctic Cat Inc. operates as part of the Textron Specialized Vehicles business.
“Arctic Cat is back in a big way,” said Craig Kennedy, vice president, Arctic Cat for Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. “The 2021 lineup is a true testament of our dedication to the snowmobile industry, our customers and the brand. Our engineering team in Thief River Falls has been working tirelessly to create innovative new products that appeal to not only today’s snowmobile rider, but tomorrow’s potential enthusiast.”
All three models in the new BLAST lineup — the mountain BLAST M 4000, trail BLAST ZR 4000 and sport-utility BLAST LT 4000—are true mid-size vehicles powered by the industry’s first electronic fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 2-stroke engine – the 65+ HP-class C-TEC2 4000, with 397cc of power.
Riders will enjoy much of the same technology found in BLAST’s full-size counterparts, such as the Arctic Drive System and Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS); the mountain version also features the revolutionary ALPHA ONE suspension system. And with a smaller chassis, these models offer better visibility and handling that is easy to maneuver and fun to drive.
BLAST is the perfect entry-level option for the customer looking for a sub-$10,000 sled or the experienced rider who wants an easy-to-ride snowmobile that is a blast to ride.
Also new for 2021 models:
* The crossover Riot X model receives the ALPHA ONE suspension system, for increased handling in deep snow.
* The mountain lineup sees the addition of the revolutionary, adjust-on-the-fly ATAC (Previously called iACT) suspension system on the M 8000 Mountain Cat ALPHA ONE.
* For the utility market, Arctic Cat is reintroducing the Norseman X 8000, that offers big power and functionality.
Arctic Cat’s Snowmageddon pre-order only sales event returns for 2021. This year, Arctic Cat has lengthened the order window, announcing vehicles earlier in the season and providing more demo opportunities to consumers. This allows potential customers more time to make their purchase decisions.